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Governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Rauner

Strong Schools

Education is the most important thing we do as a community and our goal as a state should be to have the strongest schools in every neighborhood of every community. In the last two years, we have delivered unprecedented funding for our schools and increased support for early childhood education. At the same time, we established the School Funding Reform commission, which has made recommendations to ensure that every child in Illinois gets a shot at the American dream, no matter where they live.

Honest Government

State government must show it is making real changes to win back the trust of residents. To that end, the Governor’s Office has closed the revolving door of state employees leaving the Executive Branch for lobbying, closed loopholes in the gift ban and required employees to disclose more about their economic interests. But more can be, and must, be done. Term limits on elected officials and implementing Fair Maps to give voters more of a say in their representation, would send a clear signal that Illinois is serious about changing the culture of Springfield.

Tax Relief

Illinois has the highest property taxes in the nation, placing an undue burden on families and deterring employers from locating here. A property tax freeze would bring long overdue relief to our residents and make the state more competitive when it comes to attracting new businesses, and the jobs they bring with them, to our state.

Good Jobs

Creating good jobs in Illinois is essential to economic growth and providing a better future for our families and state. We need to get rid of burdensome regulations that scare businesses away and become a state where employers want to invest and grow. By creating a system that is more conducive to job creation, we can grow the economy and ensure the state has the resources it needs to fund critical services.

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Advancing Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/advancing-illinoisAdvancing IllinoisGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9​The Illinois Competitiveness Council, which is composed of over forty agencies, boards, and commissions, seeks to advance Illinois by cutting red tape, by improving Illinois' economic climate, and by fostering government efficiency and accountability.
Report Red Tapehttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/report-red-tapeReport Red TapeGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Help us cut the red tape in Illinois! This is vital to improving our state's growth and our residents’ well-being. The current regulatory environment is overly burdensome, inconsistent, and confusing even for businesses and social service providers, not to mention individuals and families.
Governor, Office of thehttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOVGovernor, Office of theGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
Find a State Agencyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/find-state-agencyFind a State AgencyGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to list of state agencies
State Employee Pay Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/CMS/pay-searchState Employee Pay SearchGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Governor's searchable transparency and accountability site that provides information about every employee's compensation
Professional License Look-uphttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IDFPR/professional-license-look-upProfessional License Look-upGP0|#6b91e099-acba-4d25-884d-9f27705778ae;L0|#06b91e099-acba-4d25-884d-9f27705778ae|IDFPR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provide online public access through its 'License Lookup' to search and verify all Illinois professional license holders.
Contact a State Employeehttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/contact-state-employeeContact a State EmployeeGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to State of Illinois employee directory for phone numbers, emails, etc.
State Expenditureshttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IOC/state-expendituresState ExpendituresGP0|#88b4cca7-f1ef-420e-914e-353ba45f41e0;L0|#088b4cca7-f1ef-420e-914e-353ba45f41e0|IOC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The expense database allows taxpayers to see how public dollars are spent. Information provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller allows users to identify any state spending
Buy State Surplus Propertyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/CMS/buy-surplusBuy State Surplus PropertyGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9State of Illinois' online (Ebay-style) auction
Individual Income Tax Paymenthttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/IDOR/individual-income-tax-paymentIndividual Income Tax PaymentGP0|#301527c4-161c-41d4-8b76-02705ddd591f;L0|#0301527c4-161c-41d4-8b76-02705ddd591f|IDOR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Check the status of your Illinois Individual Income Tax refund using 'Where’s My Refund?'
Find Public Recordshttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/public-recordsFind Public RecordsGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Archives Database site allows you to purview the many databases within the Archives site.
Vehicle Title & Registration Status Inquiryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/vehicle-title-statusVehicle Title & Registration Status InquiryGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Birth Records Online Orderhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/IDPH/birth-records-orderBirth Records Online OrderGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9To obtain or correct a birth certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.

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Executive Inspector General, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OEIGExecutive Inspector General, Office ofThe OEIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, and violations of the Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430) by State of Illinois employees under the jurisdiction of the governor, public universities, regional transit boards, or others doing business with these entities. In addition, the OEIG oversees ethics training, makes revolving door determinations for individuals under its jurisdiction, and monitors State hiring sequences and processes.
Management and Budget, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOMBManagement and Budget, Office ofThe Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs.
Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountabilityhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/CGFAIllinois Commission on Government Forecasting and AccountabilityThe Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) was created originally as the Economic and Fiscal Commission in 1972 by the 77th General Assembly. CGFA provides the Legislature with research and information regarding state and national economies, revenue projections and operations of Illinois Government. In 1979, the Commission was further charged by the 81st General Assembly with monitoring the long-term debt position of Illinois. The General Assembly later made the Commission responsible for monitoring the administration of the State Employee Group Insurance Program.
Executive Ethics Commissionhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/EECExecutive Ethics CommissionThe EEC promotes ethics in public service and ensures that the State's business is conducted with efficiency, transparency, fairness, and integrity. The Commission's activities range from conducting annual ethics training to enforcing the Ethics Act for all employees of the executive branch of State Government. The EEC also provides independent oversight of the procurement process.
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEOCommerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofOur mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Transportation, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOTTransportation, Department ofOur mission is to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois’ residents and visitors in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and demonstrate respect for the environment.
Central Management Services, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/CMSCentral Management Services, Department ofThe Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) provides a broad range of programs and services to state agencies and the public. Our commitment is to ensure accountable, efficient government and enable effective public service at the lowest possible cost.
Judicial Inquiry Boardhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/JIBJudicial Inquiry BoardThe Judicial Inquiry Board is authorized to receive, initiate, and investigate complaints concerning active Illinois state court judges.
Appellate Defender, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OSADAppellate Defender, Office ofThe Office of the State Appellate Defender represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court or the Circuit Court.
Criminal Justice Information Authorityhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICJIACriminal Justice Information AuthorityThe Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology.
Appellate Prosecutor, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ILSAAPAppellate Prosecutor, Office ofOffice of Appellate Prosecutor is responsible for all Agency administrative and managerial functions, legal policy and other extraordinary legal concerns, budgetary and legislative matters, and Agency publications.
Budgeting for Results Commissionhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/BFRCBudgeting for Results CommissionThe Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs. The Office also issues general obligations and Build Illinois bonds, manages the state's capital program, analyzes state agency programs and budgets and evaluates personnel and operating needs. The major areas of review are education, health and social services, public assistance, debt management, public safety and the environment.

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